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Hair Loss, Self-Image, & Society

Throughout man’s time on earth, hair has played an important role in making a statement about oneself. Hair and its appearance could reflect beauty, modesty, pride, discipline, adventure, daringness, cleanliness, scruffiness, etc. So much so, the military and prisons crop hair very short or even shaved to create uniformity and remove individuality.

Men and women have applied themselves rigorously to the problem of holding on to what hair remains, against the merciless decimation wrought by Male Pattern or Female Pattern Hair Loss (also called Androgenetic Alopecia). Hair loss can make a person feel unhappy about his or her image and lower self-esteem. Educating oneself about hair transplant surgery and hair loss medications could be the first step to regaining confidence, and returning to a more positive approach to life.

Although it is usually an unwanted sign of aging, hair loss may no longer be inevitable. Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this website, you will understand the proven, effective treatment options that have become so popular. In pages of this site, you will realize that hair loss is a problem that can be solved with new and exciting methods that will be explained in detail as we move along.

We live in a new era of medical innovation and possibilities. Advances in medical research, technology and surgical techniques have restored patient’s faith in the field of medical and surgical hair restoration.

Each day a person’s self-image is reflected in the mirror, the disparity of the hair you may have had and the loss you are now experiencing, can begin to weigh heavily on your mind. For the most part, men and women instinctively have the desire to look good and feel good, and retain as long as possible a fresh, youthful look. Because of this reality of living in the 21st century, in conjunction with technological advances in medicine, there has been an increased demand for cosmetic surgery.

We live in a competitive and rapidly changing society. Fluctuations in the economy have created volatility in the job market, higher unemployment rates and strong competition among people of variable ages for the same jobs. The high divorce rate is forcing thousands of people into competitive social situations for the first time in many years.

Restoring one’s youthfulness or good looks can create a boost in self-confidence and self-esteem, which can permeate all of our interactions—business and social. When we look and feel good about ourselves, it shows. Though a full head of hair may seem relatively unimportant in the everyday world, surveys have shown that men with full heads of hair are more likely to be hired when compared with their equally qualified, ‘follicularly challenged’ counterparts.

For women, it is considered unnatural to be bald or thinning. One only needs to look to Hollywood for confirmation. How many leading men and women are experiencing hair loss? Two of the very few exceptions are Sean Connery and Yul Brenner. In Sean Connery’s case, his salary demands are higher when the studio requires him to wear his hairpiece.

Another blatant image of prejudice toward bald or thinning individuals is the fact that Hollywood always describes the “bad guys” as always being bald, whereas the hero or “good guy” is most always a man who has a full head of hair. Can you think of any scalp thinning women in movies or television? The answer is obvious. The men and women who are handsome or beautiful with great hair get the leading roles and the best jobs.

See Also:
Intro to Hair Loss
Hair Loss, Self-Image, & Society
Hair Anatomy
How Hair Grows
How Hair is Lost
Hair Loss in Women
Traction Alopecia
Hair Loss in Men
Norwood Hair Loss Chart
Frontal Hair Loss
How to Stop Hair Loss